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Dakota Johnson's controversial 'SNL' sketch wasn't about 'Fifty Shades'

Dakota Johnson's controversial 'SNL' sketch wasn't about 'Fifty Shades'Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson got pretty positive reviews for her first time hosting Saturday Night Live.
  • TV
  • 4 days, 3 hours ago
Entertainment

Focus and The Lazarus Effect open at the box office

Focus and The Lazarus Effect open at the box officeFilm Critic Tim Lammers reviews "Focus" and "The Lazarus Effect".
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  • 5 days, 23 hours ago
Entertainment

Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy dead at 83

Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy dead at 83The man who became a pop-culture fixture as the logical, pointy-eared vulcan on Star Trek died Friday morning in Los Angeles.
  • Entertainment
  • 6 days, 4 hours ago
TV

'Parks and Rec' comes to 'satisfying' end

'Parks and Rec' comes to 'satisfying' endCo-creator Mike Schur talks the NBC sitcom, which finished its seven-season run Tuesday.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
TV

Who's on 'Dancing's' 20th season?

Who's on 'Dancing's' 20th season?Singer LaBelle, actress Somers and football player Sam headline new 'DWTS' lineup.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Movies

'Birdman' wins four Oscars, including best picture

'Birdman' wins four Oscars, including best pictureEddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore take home lead acting awards.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
People

Photos: Stars light 2015 Oscars Red Carpet

Photos: Stars light 2015 Oscars Red CarpetEmma Stone
  • People
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Movies

Winners: Who took home an Oscar?

Winners: Who took home an Oscar?These were the night's honorees.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Life

Va-va-voom Vanity Fair: At Oscar night's hottest party

Va-va-voom Vanity Fair: At Oscar night's hottest partyIt's his party and he'll go if he wants to.... "Vanity Fair" editor in chief Graydon Carter, accompanied by actress Kelly Lynch, arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
  • Life
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Awardcentral

#AskHerMore calls out sexist carpet Q's

#AskHerMore calls out sexist carpet Q'sBetween #AskHerMore and Steve Carell's #HeForShe cufflinks, we're loving all these feminist vibes heading into tonight's show.
  • Awardcentral
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Entertainment

Tiny Cabin at Minnesota Home & Patio Show St. Paul

Tiny Cabin at Minnesota Home & Patio Show St. PaulTiny Cabin at St. Paul's Home & Patio show offers look at simpler lifestyle.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Entertainment

Complete Oscar 2015 coverage

Complete Oscar 2015 coverageFrom the red carpet to the acceptance speeches we'll have it all.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Entertainment

Plenty of MN chefs among James Beard semifinalists

Plenty of MN chefs among James Beard semifinalistsThe James Beard Foundation announced its list of semifinalists for the 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award categories -- and included a number of Minnesota establishments and chefs.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Nation Now

Photos: Great moments of past Academy Awards

Photos: Great moments of past Academy AwardsWith the 2015 Oscars coming up, USA TODAY Network looks back at fantastic moments from past award shows.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Movies

15 fun facts about the Academy Awards

15 fun facts about the Academy AwardsUSA TODAY Network presents facts and figures about the awards show.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

MIA's ice dragon sculpture dazzles near Lake Calhoun

MIA's ice dragon sculpture dazzles near Lake CalhounA giant dragon ice sculpture is the latest part of the 100th birthday celebration of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
People

Vanilla Ice released after burglary charge

Vanilla Ice released after burglary chargeIce told WPTV that the situation was a "misunderstanding" that's been "blown out of proportion."
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  • 2 weeks ago
Entertainment

Pippin soars at the Orpheum Theatre

Pippin soars at the Orpheum TheatreTony Award winning Pippin soars with magic and song at Minneapolis historic Orpheum Theatre.
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  • 2 weeks ago
People

Allison Williams delays wedding, defends dad

Allison Williams delays wedding, defends dadShe speaks out for first time since dad suspended, says wedding will be delayed again.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Local

Guthrie Theater names new artistic director

Guthrie Theater names new artistic directorThe Guthrie Theater announced that Joseph Haj has been named the new artistic director and will take over for Joe Dowling, who is retiring.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
TV

Who's the new 'Celebrity Apprentice'?

Who's the new 'Celebrity Apprentice'?It came down to Leeza Gibbons vs. Geraldo Rivera. Who won?
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Tech

Mindy Kaling - TV's most prolific tweeter

Mindy Kaling - TV's most prolific tweeterShe loves Twitter and Instagram but has no time for Facebook.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Entertainment

Lady Gaga engaged to 'Chicago Fire' actor

Lady Gaga engaged to 'Chicago Fire' actorLady Gaga is no longer caught in a bad romance: She's engaged to actor Taylor Kinney.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Life

Leaked Cindy Crawford photo ignites body image talk

Leaked Cindy Crawford photo ignites body image talkHer face, that mole, the magazine covers; Cindy Crawford is to beauty as the mole is to, well Cindy Crawford.
  • Life
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Nation Now

Cindy Crawford through the years

Cindy Crawford through the yearsModel Cindy Crawford attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
  • Nation Now
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
TV

'SNL' anniversary: 'A high school reunion'

'SNL' anniversary: 'A high school reunion'Groundbreaking show celebrates 40 years with its best and brightest.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
People

Photos: The star-studded 'SNL' 40th anniversary

Photos: The star-studded 'SNL' 40th anniversaryOld friends - hey, it's Sarah Palin! - cast members, and past guest hosts and musicians reunited on Feb. 15 to celebrate the hilarious 'Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special' at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. Check out the celebs, from the red carpet...
  • People
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Entertainment

'We Are Hmong Minnesota' opens this weekend

'We Are Hmong Minnesota' opens this weekendThis November will mark the 40th anniversary of the Hmong migration to Minnesota following the war in Southeast Asia.
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  • 38 minutes ago
Entertainment

Spoon and Stable chef selling spoons for scholarship funds

Spoon and Stable chef selling spoons for scholarship fundsSpoon and Stable sells spoons to raise money for up and coming chefs.
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  • 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
Entertainment

The Twin Cities' rising theater star: Tyler Michaels

The Twin Cities' rising theater star: Tyler MichaelsIf you don't know his name by now, you will soon. Tyler Michaels' star is rising fast and it doesn't take long to figure out why.
  • Entertainment
  • 1 hour, 39 minutes ago